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Should I stay or should I go - Hong Kong [protests]

pauly7

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Well I'm on my way to HKG

I'll do a trip report in a few days when I get back.
Another data point, a VA A330 last week flew back with 60pax so you might get a whole row to yourself!
 

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Another data point, a VA A330 last week flew back with 60pax so you might get a whole row to yourself!
My plane has 235 pax on board. (They accidentally put the staff version of the departures board onto the normal monitors in the JLounge)
 

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Had this been done in June after the 2m person March that would have resolved people's anger, but there has been too much abuse of power and too many wounds for this move to be sufficient to resolve the situation.

Well said.
Agreed. It took her and Beijing way too long to back down. I thought with school starting again they will go back to school and study, but students are even striking so I have no idea how it will end.

An unintended consequence is that all the hotel at HKG is very cheap right now, even the 5 star branded hotels like IC, JW Marriott, Conrad etc. So if you have a refundable booking definitely check prices again and rebook.
 

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I caught a segment on ABC radio this morning claiming protesters will again seek to disrupt Airport operations today, but no more detail than that, so it will remain to be seen how much truth there is to that prediction.
The protesters tried the airport again today, but this time the police was ready for them.
Airport express going between Airport and Hong Kong only, skipping Tsing Yi and Kowloon.

A little annoying (as I wanted to get to Kowloon), but MTR was running along the Tsuen Wan line (with exception to Prince Edward, and later Mong Kok) which got me to where I needed to be anyway. So no real skin off my nose.
 

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So apparently protesters had a go at Mong Kok last night. The way I found out about it was I heard it on the news this morning.
Spoke with my Dad back in Australia a short while ago and he was saying how the AU news was all like "Another night of bloody violence in Hong Kong". Meanwhile at about the same time that was happening I was sitting back peacefully drinking a beer at a dim sum place on temple st.

The one change I had to make to anything on this trip was I couldn't stop at Kowloon station yesterday, and all that meant was I had to go into Hong Kong station and change onto the Tsuen Wan line and take a train from there into Tsim Sha Tsui. Hardly a major inconvenience.

Now I wasn't going to be stupid and try to find protesters, but everything else seems to be pretty normal.

The one place that it was obvious protesters had been through was Tung Chung as a few ticket machines where broken.

So the $64,000 question, would I bring my wife and kids here right now? Yes I would!
 

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Qantas just just launched a “flash sale” ex-HKG to Aus.

HK$1000 ~= A$185
 

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40% drop in tourism last month, it is almost bearable on HK island again to move around the city and use the MTR after what occurred earlier this year when they opened the macau/zhuhai bridge and we got flooded with the 20RMB daytrippers.
 

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40% drop in tourism last month, it is almost bearable on HK island again to move around the city and use the MTR after what occurred earlier this year when they opened the macau/zhuhai bridge and we got flooded with the 20RMB daytrippers.
Wow but not good for business!

QF downsizing flights by flying smaller aircraft and VA have started cancelling flights... hopefully will bounce back soon.
 

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People are in it for the long haul here,

the economy is the only leverage they have to push back.
 

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40% drop in tourism last month, it is almost bearable on HK island again to move around the city and use the MTR after what occurred earlier this year when they opened the macau/zhuhai bridge and we got flooded with the 20RMB daytrippers.
That bloody bridge is a cancer on the joint.
 

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It’s mooncake day today. I hope all the protesters get some respite to spend time with their families whom I guess they’re not saying very much any more.
 

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It’s mooncake day today. I hope all the protesters get some respite to spend time with their families whom I guess they’re not saying very much any more.
Nah, more action today after mid autumn festival. I expect even more action on 1 October which is the National Day of China.
 

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It’s mooncake day today. I hope all the protesters get some respite to spend time with their families whom I guess they’re not saying very much any more.
My uncle there has stopped having weekly family gatherings, as one daughter is pro-democracy, the other pro-Beijing - conversations turn into discussions which become arguments :(
 
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I'm reorganizing my stay so I'm in Lantau instead of Wan Chai. Seems to be a lot less action there.
 

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